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"Erdem Helvagioglu first broke through to the international audience with his
Walk Through the Bazaar
...a collection of sounds from the bazaar in Istanbul that he worked to create an emotional tour. On this record the listener is presented with the performer, on live guitar with live electronics and processing. This kind of work is straight up 'new music' and has strong affinities to the downtown, improvised and modern classical currents that are being played throughout the capitals of the world. His sensibility is not obviously Turkish, though, but more of a cosmopolitan wanderer into and through the situations this type of musical theater creates. Once music starts there is a force of time that is continually active with the sounds that are happening. In composed music the composer invents the framework and the performer lives within it. In this style of live electronics the sense of time, of a current pushing the moment, is stronger...chaos beckons. Helvacioglu comes into circumstances where reality begins to come apart, threatening to collapse the song, and then melodic hooks bring the player and listener back to familiar terrain. This work is haunting, almost disturbing, at times and then builds from those elements into lyrical passages of beauty in song.
is an album of solo acoustic guitar and live electronics. All of the textures were created based only on the acoustic guitar signal with no external sound source used during the recording. Within these textures, there are long sustaining single notes, beautiful shimmering chords and rhythmic clusters."
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was born in Bursa, Turkey in 1975. He is one of the most renowned "contemporary electronic music" composers of his generation in Turkey. His music has been broadcast on national radios such as BBC, ABC, WDR and Radio France, among others. He has received commissions from the 2006 World Soccer Championship, T-B A21 The Morning Line, Borusan Center For Culture & Arts, Arter "Space For Art," The Association For The Art Of The Harp, Novelum Contemporary Music Festival, International Istanbul Biennial (IKSV) and the world-famous new music ensemble
Bang On A Can-All Stars
. His sound installations have been included at museums and galleries such as the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Los Angeles Track 16, Indonesia Soemardja, Köln Museum Für Angewandte Kunst and London's Menier Gallery. His film music has been heard at Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, São Paulo, and Sydney film festivals and he received the "Best Original Soundtrack" award in the 2006 Mostramundo Film Festival. He has received prizes for his electroacoustic compositions from the
, MUSICA NOVA and Insulae Electronicae Electroacoustic Music Competitions.
, originally composed for a 47 channel/53 speaker diffusion system running on The Morning Line, is a sonic work based on six basic human emotions. The CD is a stereo version of this multichannel work. The piece was inspired by
W. Gerrod Parrott
Emotions In Social Psychology
and has been commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21) for The Morning Line -- an interdisciplinary art project by
-- and premiered in May 2010, when the project was exhibited at Eminonu Square in Istanbul. Sonically,
is based on the timbres of Togaman GuitarViol, Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, sine waves, various analog pedals and hardware fx processors. The music combines elements from genres such as electroacoustic, drone, noise and contemporary music blended with minimal melodies. Cover photo by
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